Texas Tech vs Nicholls State 12/7/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Chris RuffoloDecember 07, 2022
Texas Tech vs Nicholls State 12/7/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds player photo
Credit: USA Today Sports

The Nicholls Colonels and the Texas Tech Red Raiders meet in college basketball action from the United Supermarkets Arena on Wednesday night.

The Nicholls Colonels will look to build on their 115-50 win over Champion Christian last time out. Latrell Jones leads Nicholls in scoring and rebounding with 15.1 PPG and 5.6 RPG while Micah Thomas has 13.7 PPG with a team-high 3.4 APG to lead Nicholls in the assist department up to this point in the season. Caleb Huffman also has 12 PPG with 5.1 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Nicholls this season. As a team, Nicholls is averaging 79.4 PPG on 45.8% shooting from the field, 33.5% from three and 66.9% from the foul line this season.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders will be out to build on a 79-65 win over Georgetown last time out. Kevin Obanor leads the Red Raiders in scoring with 13.1 PPG along with 5.6 RPG while De’Vion Harmon has 11.1 PPG with a team-high 3.6 APG to lead Texas Tech in assists this season. Daniel Batcho has 12.9 PPG with a team-high 8.1 RPG to lead the Red Raiders in rebounding while Jaylon Tyson has 10.4 PPG with 4.9 RPG to cap off the scoring in double figures for Texas Tech up to this point in the. Year. As a team, Texas Tech is averaging 71.7 PPG on 47.9% shooting from the field, 34.4% from three and 74.6% from the foul line this season.

Nicholls is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a win while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. Texas Tech is

I get the case to be made for a decent-sized underdog in spots, but this isn’t one of them. The Red Raiders have beat up on far less than what they’re up against here, and are just too much on the defensive end for Nicholls to be able to compete with. I think this is a spot where Texas Tech suffocates the Colonels and wins by 25-30+. Give me the Red Raiders.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Texas Tech -21
Chris Ruffolo photograph

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg